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Barry Jenkins (III)


Barry Jenkins was born on November 19, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Moonlight (2016), If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) and Medicine for Melancholy (2008). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 83 wins & 126 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moonlight Director
(2016)
(2008)
My Josephine Director
(2003)

Filmography

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 2017 Dear White People (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Chapter V (2017)
 2016/I Moonlight
 2011 Chlorophyl (Short)
 2011 Futurestates (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Remigration (2011)
 2009 Tall Enough (Short)
 2009 A Young Couple (Short)
 2003 Little Brown Boy (Short)
 2003 My Josephine (Short)
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Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on My Josephine (2003)] I went to school in Tallahassee, Florida, and it's different from going to school in New York, where you have the whole city as a backdrop. Down in Tallahassee, you have to work to make the background interesting. 9-11 had happened, and it was on my mind as something I wanted to make a film about, in Florida. Through watching all those foreign films, especially as someone... See more »

Trivia:

When he first got into film, his passion was for French and Asian New Wave cinema. He would always head straight for the Foreign Films section of his local Blockbuster and devour all he could afford. After he espied a photo of Quentin Tarantino on the VHS jacket for Chungking Express (1994) his curiosity was immediately piqued, and once he saw that movie he knew that he had to become a filmmaker. See more »

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